Writing (Original Screenplay) Oscar Nominations 2021
The Oscars 2021 Writing (Original Screenplay) nominations have been announced! Five films are now competing to take home the most prestigious award in film, the Oscar, with the winner revealed when the Oscars air LIVE SUNDAY APRIL 25 8e|5p on ABC. The nominees for Writing (Original Screenplay) are: JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, MINARI, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, SOUND OF METAL and THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7. This is Emerald Fennell's first nomination in this category for writing PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN. She is also nominated in the Best Picture and Directing categories this year. Aaron Sorkin's nomination for THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 marks his fourth nomination. For all the details, you can read more about the Oscars 2021 Writing (Original Screenplay) nominees below. You can also explore other Oscars 2021 nominees and see the complete Oscars 2021 nominations list right here on Oscar.com.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2021 - WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King
Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas
Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle is waged for O'Neal's soul.
Written by Lee Isaac Chung
A Korean-American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream, and discovers the resilience of their family and what really makes a home.
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN
Written by Emerald Fennell
Medical student Cassie was a promising young woman until a mysterious event derailed her future. Now, nothing in her life is what it seems; she is smart, cunning and lives a double life at night while seeking to right the wrongs of the past.
SOUND OF METAL
Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder
Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance
The life of an itinerant punk-metal drummer begins to unravel when he suddenly loses his hearing, and with it, his identity.
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Written by Aaron Sorkin
What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police. Protest organizers were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot, and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.
The 93rd Oscars®, produced by Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh, will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 8e|5p, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.